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June 2, 2022

The month of May saw Year 10, 11 and 12 English and Literature students enjoy excursions to two memorable Black Swan Theatre productions.

On Sunday 15 May, students attended a matinee performance of Toast at the State Theatre. Written by Liz Newell and beautifully directed by Emily McLean, this touching family drama had broad appeal. Students remarked that the story of three very different sisters being reunited following the death of their mother was “funny and poignant” with “authentic characters” and “clever staging”. The sisters, in the process of packing up the family home, reminisce, clash and form stronger bonds. Reflections on family, loss, grief and love made this drama a special experience for our young theatregoers.

On Sunday 29 May, students were swept away by Once, The Musical at the Regal Theatre. This unique and intimate drama is “a modern-day urban love story of a disheartened Irish musician on the verge of giving up, and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who remind each other how to dream”. Students commented that it was “moving and sweet” and “a purely magical show”.

Although our numbers have been down due to COVID-19 isolations, it has been wonderful to see the interest and enthusiasm for live theatre has remained strong.

Ms Franich, Miss Molloy and Miss Wilson
English Department

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